“Janet Mock is an American writer, television producer, and transgender rights activist. She is a contributing editor for Marie Claire and a former staff editor of People magazine’s website. Her career in journalism shifted from editor to media advocate when she came out publicly as a trans woman in a 2011 Marie Claire article… Mock took issue with how the magazine represented her [in] stating that she was born and raised as a boy; she says she was always a girl. Mock said, ‘I was born in what doctors proclaim is a boy’s body. I had no choice in the assignment of my sex at birth…. My genital reconstructive surgery did not make me a girl. I was always a girl.’ Her debut book, the memoir Redefining Realness, became a New York Times bestseller.” [Source]

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